Extreme-Sets – Castle Pop Up Diorama Review


Extreme-Sets are now offering wave 10 and the display packs wave 2 pop up dioramas, which includes the 1:12 scale Animated Sewer, Base of Operation, Building 7.0, Castle, Cave 2.0, Compound, Deranged Alley 3.0, Sewer 3.0, and Subway Cart 2.0. Also available is the 1:18 scale sets of the Building 7.0, and Deranged Alley 3.0. These are meant for action figures and photography, along with a great way to display your collection. All of these and more can be ordered now at

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Take your action figure photography to new levels of fantasy with the Exclusive Castle Pop-Up Diorama. This Exclusive version of the Castle (only available on Extreme-Sets) features a new color scheme and newly designed elements that are going to make your toy photos stand out. Each of the four highly detailed wall panels stand 20 inches wide and 14 inches tall and allows your action figures to move around in a breath-taking design. The two newly designed 3D columns are massive in size and eye-catching in design. They allow you to shape your scene the way you want to have it for your toy photography, take your figures down the massive 3D staircase to bring your photography to life. Once you reach the bottom of the diorama, make sure to check the 3D jail cell (with bars) to see if any of the action figures you have inside escaped, or if they are still serving hard time! Multiple opening doors in this diorama open your toy picture world to new shots. Also packed in is a coffin with an opening lid that will scare the daylights out of your figures. Rounding things off is one ground panel that helps complete this medieval scene of fright and fantasy. No matter your adventure of choice, this exclusive version of the castle is the perfect setup for any toy photographer.


  • Seamless connecting panels
  • Create the ultimate environment experience for your action figures
  • 3D Staircase to add even more depth to each and every photo
  • 3D Jail cell with bars (you can place figures inside the cell)
  • Opening doors


  •  Four (4) 20″ wide x 14″ tall panels (Connect them as you wish)
  •  Two (2) 2″ wide x 14″ tall 3D columns
  •  One (1) 38″ x 28″ ground panels
  •  One (1) 22″ deep x 4″ wide x 14″ tall 3D staircase
  •  One (1) coffin w/ opening lid


  • 1:12 – This product is to scale to all 6″-7” action figures.

Thank you to Extreme-Sets for sending along for review. 

Availability: November 2022

The packaging is standard for the line, including the brown shipping box, which actually opens up by lifting the front up, rather than opening it by the side. This is the first-time I’ve seen Extreme-Sets offer a different way to open the brown box, and in my opinion is a better way as you can sort through the panels easier to find the ones you want to use.

Dungeon is given incredible looking artwork, with the purple stone walls with a wash and various shades, grey stones, including around the walls, including around the bottom and around the doors. This set features a stairway with grey stones, opening doors, columns, and a prison with two bars, and an alcove behind it, with the same purple and grey stones and grey floors as the rest of the set. The alcove is a separate piece, and is simply placed behind the prison, and also includes shackles that are part of the artwork. The bars itself don’t open, but you can stick a hand or weapon through it as there are gaps between the bars.

Each of the doors feature artwork to indicate wood, in various types and colors. Next to the doors are torches that are lit on the walls, with a gray stone attached to it.

The floor is one part that folds up, with a stone ground and just as impressive looking artwork as the rest of the diorama.

There is also a 3D coffin that starts out flat and you need to fold it into place. This piece is actually quite complicated as the instructions don’t specify enough how to do it, but eventually you can figure it out. Once completed, you will be able to fit a figure inside, such as a Vampire, or in this case a Mummy as I don’t own a 7″ scale Vampire figure in the Universal Monsters line at this time. But you can use a Vampire figure from other lines as that will work, just as long as you can either lay them flat to rest inside of raise the torso up so they look to be rising from slumber.


Castle fits in with 6″-7″ figures, such as Universal Monsters, but you can also use whatever you like as it’s not meant to only work with one brand or franchise. The staircase and prison are the two best features about this set, other than the artwork, and allows some great options to display and photograph. As this works best for Universal Monsters, we showed some of NECA’s Universal Monsters line, as well as their Universal Monsters x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line that I desperately need to catch up on. These figures go well with the artwork, and makes for a great display or battle scenes.

Overall, Extreme-Sets have once again outdone themselves and this is truly an amazing set with a lot of great display, play and photography options. The artwork is amazing, great quality and attention to detail on the wall panels, staircase, prison, and floor. This is definitely something you need to own especially if you buy Universal Monsters, no matter if you are an adult of child. This makes a great option to display or photograph your figures for photography and toy display.



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